Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers Book Cover Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell
Business & Economics
Head of Zeus
Tue Nov 18 2008

Review: This book is a good reminder that while successful people are certainly talented, their success has more to do with access to resources that allowed them to develop their talents—and to fortuitous market timing that allowed them to leverage their unique talents in the marketplace exactly when they were needed. This book gives you a more thoughtful and dimensional way to think about the success stories that are bandied about so often—and reminds us that no one succeeds strictly on their own merits.

Gladwell is an entertaining storyteller and is able to make sociology engaging—no mean feat. While you’ll not walk away with practical strategies, it is a good reminder that things are not always what they seem and we need to challenge the truisms that are so prevalent in our culture.

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